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Marie Pettersson | 27 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

If mobile payments were hottest in 2012, I would say that smart cities, government, cars, healthcare and other machine to machine related solutions are on the hottest list 2013. I see many of the operators, among them SK Telecom and NTT Docomo, displaying vertical mobile services that will contribute to citizen’s life experience. We also see Ford Motors offering test drives of their smart cars, which is a refreshing feature in a phone and tablet dominated show. And GSMA is inviting you to a miniature version of a smart city in the exhibition (a concept that also is applied in the closed off Ericsson exhibition).

Interestingly enough many of these solutions are old news (M2M has been around a long time), but dressed up in new clothing that is highly enabled by the new network technologies. SK Telecom was presented with the GSMA award ‘Outstanding LTE contribution’ and the runners up; Japan and China are coming strong. There are also some interesting...

Marie Pettersson | 26 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Day 2 has started and all the impressions from Day 1 are being gathered and processed. Asia has a huge representation and yesterday I met Japanese, Chinese and Koreans every two meters in the exhibition. It is clearly a global show where all and everyone in the industry take part. Some of my key observations and reflections from yesterday I have gathered here. More to come today!

Phablets and affordable devices with LTE functionality

More tablets getting to the market and prices are increasingly more competitive where Lenovo was launching multiple models where Acer Iconia Tab A700, Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD and Google Nexus 10 are the key competitors. The Lenovo A3000 and A1000 both feature 7" displays, and will allow for tablet adoption in emerging regions. On the phablet side (phone/tablet), Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the...

tiffany_jones | 06 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

Recently, public sector cloud adoption took another leap forward as the Department of Defense released its four-step strategy for the phased implementation of a DOD Enterprise Cloud Environment.

Having studied the plan, we can attest to the critical importance of the effort. The anticipated gains in cost efficiency (moving from a CapEx model to an OpEx model), operational efficiency, and resource optimization will be felt -- as DOD Chief Information Officer Teri Takai puts it -- “from the continental United States to the warfighter at the tactical edge.”

However, we should note that this is just the first step.

Data center consolidation, as positioned in the DOD plan, will be the major catalyst for driving the DOD cloud environment forward and provide the foundation for further cloud-based innovations that could have an even greater direct impact on the American warfighter.

For instance, DOD’s shared services model – made possible...

Marie Pettersson | 07 May 2012 | 0 comments

An interesting global study on mobile life and bahaviours has been carried out by TNS and presents some great graphics on the preference of a mobile wallet. Some countries are certainly more keen than others (Asia leading the pack) and Western Europe is somewhat lagging, with only Ireland above 40% preference.

Marie Pettersson | 03 May 2012 | 0 comments

No surprise, but still interesting to see is that the Top 10 tags on show Mobile banking and payments on top. It is a trend that is absolutely real and with an extensive fragmentation when it comes to best practices. Standards are not yet in place and SEPA is struggling to define a framework for payments, while card and payment providers battle each other and banks are partnering with service providers to find other options. Some time ago IDC predicted that only 10% of payments will go through the banks in the future, which is indeed disputed by the banks themselves. So who will come out strongest? Will it be diversified local alternatives rather than global streamlined services?

Top ten search phrases on
1.Mobile Banking
2.Mobile Payments
4.Online Banking...

LeslieMiller | 14 Mar 2012 | 28 comments

Introducing  Symantec Connect for Your Mobile Device

Symantec Connect users have been requesting better mobile accessibility to Connect, and we’re excited to announce that we’ve recently launched the Connect mobile site. This site has been designed to allow users worldwide to access all of the great content on Connect when they are away from their computer!

Users can browse forums, blogs and articles; view videos; and search for specific topics. In addition, users can participate on Connect by making comments on content, uploading their own blog entry, idea, or forum discussion topic--all from a simplified and streamlined interface.

You can experience Connect mobile for yourself simply by accessing Symantec Connect from your mobile device. Connect automatically identifies the device you’re using and serves you the mobile site.  The mobile site developers worked tirelessly to ensure the best browsing experience...

LeslieMiller | 14 Mar 2012 | 16 comments

How do I access the mobile site?

Access Connect automatically identifies the device you’re using and serves you the mobile site if you are using a recognized mobile device.

What can tasks can I complete on my mobile device?

  • Browsing content
  • Searching content
  • Making comments on content
  • Creating your own blog entry, idea, or forum discussion topic

What devices support the mobile site?

We tested the mobile site on the most recent versions of iOS, Android and Blackberry. Due to the large number of devices we cannot test all of them. We tested using the native browsers on each device. Also, please be aware that the interface may look slightly different depending on the device you are using.

How can I learn more about the navigation on Symantec Connect?


Robert Mol | 13 Mar 2012 | 0 comments

The annual Hannover based fair CeBit attracts over 300,000 visitors with every self-respecting IT vendor taking aim. The event appeals to an unusual mix of audience with students and families visiting the fair in an attempt to collect as many bags, gadgets and well, 'free' food, while on the complete opposite side of the spectrum some very serious business is being done by the hundreds if not thousands of IT companies represented at the event.

With the focus across the event dominated by Cloud and Mobile technologies, it wasn't surprising to see much of the content around the fair focused emphasizing trust in these emerging trends. Many of the executives and IT professionals I spoke with indicated that they are in early phases of implementing projects such as BYOD however, time is running out as the need to address the digital native coming to the workplace is now!

Reshma Kumar | 03 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

We are pleased to announce the launch of Social @Symantec on Launched last week, this site serves as our new social media hub for all things social at Symantec.

| 31 Mar 2011 | 1 comment

Symantec wants to hear from you!  Do you influence or own any decisions around enabling, securing, or managing mobile devices like iPhones, iPads, Androids, or other mobile devices?  Do you influence or own decisions about developing or deploying applications for mobile devices? If so, we’d like to talk with you about your experiences. This is a quick process (as little as 30 minutes), and for your valuable input, you’ll be entered into an exclusive raffle to win a 16 GB Wi-Fi enabled Apple iPad!

To participate, simply send me an email describing your role with regard to mobile devices in your organization.  We’ll schedule a short call at a time convenient for you. This call will not be a sales call by any means, but rather an opportunity for you to share your insights and challenges around enabling mobile devices in...